Ana and Matt started Yarn Carnival in 2012 after years of Ana making yarns to suit herself when yarn and dreams didn't meet in reality.
Ana has an extensive background in fiber arts and has been teaching knitting and crochet as well as dyeing and color theory for fiber arts for the last 7 years. She can be found teaching at Hill Country Weavers in Austin, TX, and across the state (and occasionally outside of it.) She is a science geek of the highest order and sees science in the art and art in the science of dyeing. (and everything else.)
Matt is the backbone of Yarn Carnival, whether hauling wet yarn to be dried, lifting heavy dyepots, putting together the booth at fiber festivals, answering emails, or shipping every darn thing. He is also a woodworker and blacksmith and occasionally can be found making handmade shawl pins that pair with our yarn.
Now the two of us are full-time yarn people, we travel to shows across the country. This year, we've vended at Vogue Knitting Live NYC, DFW Fiber Fest in Texas, Knitting in the Hills Knitting Retreat, Yellow Rose Fiber Fiesta, and will be at the Houston Fiber Fest, Vogue Knitting Live Seattle, Signature Needle Arts Inaugural Retreat, VKL NYC again in January and Stitches West in February 2018.
We are fortunate to have had our yarns used in the designs of several lovely designers: Susanna IC, Laura Nelkin, Romi Hill, Kirsten Kapur, Alistair Post-Quinn, and Jessie Ksanznak.
The two of us are geeks and the parents of two geeky kids, and one bear-sized German Shepherd.